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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20418  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 1139/01  2001-12-05  2004-02-10 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-02-10   2008-02-10  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48473  National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  143   
91761  Occupational Certificate: Electrician  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  360   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a person to advance through learning to an electrical qualification at NQF level 3. The generic unit standards as well as the specialised context unit standards provide credits that allow access to both vertically and horizontally articulated qualification. This qualification will enhance the social status, productivity and employability of the learner within the electrical industry as well as and contribute to the quality, production rate and growth of the electrical engineering fraternity sub-discipline.

Through the electives component of the qualification, learners are able to demonstrate vocational skills through which they are able to engage in life skills activities, small business development, health and environmental issues. Through recognition of prior learning, adult learners are encouraged to access basic education with an understanding that they already have knowledge and experience.

The person acquiring this quqlification will have skills knowledge and experience to:
  • Identify, summarise and apply simple operations using the fundamental systems, procedures and equipment required for electrical installations and maintenance.
  • Recall, interpret and use knowledge of the South Africa context in performing the tasks related to electrical installations and maintenance with some aspects of one or more sub-discipline or specialised context.
  • Select and organise significant information and apply know solutions to routine electrical installation and maintenance problems and work in a disciplined manner in a supervised environment.
  • Execute role and responsibilities applying mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage to a range of different contexts within the world of work.
  • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory / management levels by demonstrating the abilityto summarise information and express opinions on given information in spoken and written form
  • Explore broader competencies required for entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Rationale

    This qualification reflects the workplace- based needs of the electrical industry that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the electrical engineering sub-discipline and provides the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader electrical industry and articulation within the distribrtion, Engineering Construction, Generation and Transmission specialisation contexts. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy and numeracy at NQF 1 or equivalent.

    Competence in the following:
  • Occupational health, safety and environmental practices within the electrical environment.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools and mearsuring instruments.
  • Draw, read and interpret basic 3-dimentional and spacial drawings
  • Basic technical practices - Level 1

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning (RPL) which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of specific and the following critical cross-field outcomes:

    1. Identify, summarise and apply simple operations using the fundamental systems, procedures and equipment required for electrical installations and maintenance.

    2. Recall, interpret and use knowledge of the South African context in performing the tasks related to electrical installations and maintenance with some aspects of one or more sub-discipline or specialised contexts.

    3. Select and organise significant information and apply known solutions to routine electrical installation and maintenance problems and work in a disciplined manner in a supervised environment.

    4. Execute role and responsibilities applying mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage to a range of different contexts within the world of work.

    5. Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise information and express opinions on given information in spoken and written form.

    6. Explore broader competencies required for entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The broad statements of assessment criteria must be read in relation to the technical specificity as embodied in the unit standards:
    1. Information on routine electrical engineering problems are selected and organised to form a conclusion that can be applied.
    2. Knowledge, understanding and comprehension regarding mathematical concepts is applied to a range of different contexts within electrical engineering.
    3. Understanding and applying operational knowledge in the use of technical and schematic diagrams to a range of different contexts within electrical engineering.
    4. Work in a disciplined and responsible manner in a supervised learning environment within electrical engineering.
    5. Knowledge and understanding of communication methods when communicating to peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels.
    6. Knowledge and understanding of reporting procedures within the electrical engineering field.

    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification.
    The identification and solving of problems, team work, organising self, using of technical diagrams, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in one application.
  • Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the electrical installation and maintenance environment.
  • A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
  • Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards associated with the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarked against international standards and qualifications.

    The unit standards on which this qualification is based were compared with unit standards from Australia and Scotland in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria and degree of difficulty. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for an electrical engineering qualification at NQF level 3. This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the electrical industry and articulation within the engineering industries. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within lifeskills for the world of work, supervision/management, quality assurance, health and safety and engineering contexts. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:

    Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.

    The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes and in the design and development of assessments as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 4. Subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of electrical installation and maintenance and the quality assurance tests and practices.

    The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification at the level above with a minimum of 6-12 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification.
  • National certificate in electrical engineering in the relevant specialized context NQF 4.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
    Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • NOTES 
    This Qualification has been replaced by the following qualifications:
  • ID 91761, "Occupational Certificate: Electrician", Level 4, 360 Credits.
  • ID 48473, "National Certificate: Electrical Engineering", Level 2, 143 Credits.
    SAQA 2452/04 on 11 February 2004. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10650  Carry out a detailed inspection on a DC motor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10641  Carry out a detailed inspection on enhanced safety apparatus  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10238  Construct, commission and do fault tracing on low voltage reticulation networks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11954  Design and construct a single phase circuit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10624  Install a lighting system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12412  Install and terminate electrical cables and conductors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10234  Install low voltage transformers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10634  Install or replace an earth leakage unit in a low voltage circuit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10233  Install or replace electrical metering units or measuring instrument  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10235  Joint low voltage cables  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10630  Maintain intrinsically safe apparatus  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10648  Replace an electrical cable  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10237  Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7546  Describe the application and impact as well as social implications of information technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8618  Organise oneself in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8965  Respond to literary texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8966  Respond to selected literary texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10709  Carry out a detailed inspection on an electrical motor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10723  Disconnect and connect an electric motor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10249  Install a flitting panel  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10632  Install a straining wire cable support system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10247  Maintain a cam operated DC motor controller  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10244  Maintain and repair a high voltage security fence system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10250  Repair a flitting panel  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10248  Replace faulty components in a distribution board  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10638  Switch a high voltage inline switch on and off  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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